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Will Wigan singles get naked on TV?

Are there any Wiganers out there brave enough to bare all on national TV?

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.
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Dora Bryan

Babs pays a radio salute to our Dora

A locally-born comedy star of the stage, screen and airwaves is to be the subject of a new documentary.

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Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler

Film review: Manchester By The Sea

Anguished silences between members of a fractured Massachusetts family speak volumes about the loss of a son in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s elegiac drama.

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Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder and Emma Stone as Mia Dolan

Film review: La La Land

The frenzied expectation surrounding writer-director Damien Chazelle’s musical love story was deafening before La La Land won a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this week.

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Michelle Keegan and Lorne MacFadyen as Tina and Bobby Moore.

Tina And Bobby: The warts and all story about football’s 1960s golden couple

When England won the World Cup in July 1966 Bobby Moore became a national hero. Swept up by the media frenzy and the nation’s adoration, he and wife Tina were the original ‘golden’ couple.

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Call The Midwife: The Casebook on BBC One.

TV choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
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Wigan couples invited to apply for Don’t Tell the Bride

Wigan couples invited to apply for Don’t Tell the Bride

Couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don’t Tell the Bride.

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George Formby and Pat Howson after announcing their engagement

George’s tragic love story inspires film

The tragic story of iconic Wigan-born entertainer George Formby and the woman he loved at the end of his life is being turned into a film.

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Wigan singles being sought to take part in audition for TV show Naked Attraction

Wigan singles being sought to take part in audition for TV show Naked Attraction

Grab 2017 by the balls and take part in the UK’s most daring dating show.

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Robson Green followed in the footsteps sort of  of Robinson Crusoe in a documentary on ITV

Robson Crusoe: A Surprising Adventure - One goes mad on an island

When I was a boy, I wanted to be a soldier, or a policeman, or possibly Alan Kennedy, the moustachioed, tightly-permed left-back of the all-conquering Liverpool team of the early 1980s.

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The best return of Christmas  Outnumbered

The BBC wins the Christmas TV war

It’s Christmas, the time of year when tradition dictates we give gifts, eat way too much and ignore all the other TV channels and watch the BBC.

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A scene from the new Wonder Woman

Pick of the flicks for new year

As the popcorn goes stale on another cinema-going year, film critic Damon Smith looks forward to the action-packed blockbusters, heartbreaking dramas, uproarious comedies and potential Oscar winners that will be lighting up the big screen over the next 12 months ...

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Streaming services such as netflix and Amazon Prime have made it easier to bingewatch than ever. Shutterstock

Half of Brits happy to binge watch

Whether you gorge on Game of Thrones or are glued to Breaking Bad, us Brits have become a nation of box set addicts with half of Brits (50 per cent) happy to watch between two and four one-hour episodes of a TV show in one go.
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Other programmes in the 2016 festive top 10 included Mrs Brown's Boys

Audiences for most-watched Christmas Day TV shows hit record low

Audiences for the UK's most-watched TV shows on Christmas Day have fallen to their lowest level on record.

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The cast will be welcomed by returning presenter Emma Willis

Housemates set to enter Celebrity Big Brother house

Celebrity Big Brother will return to screens tonight with a new line-up of stars both old and new to the show.

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This will wake you up in the morning

Celebrity Big Brother house undergoes pop-art makeover

Vibrant first-look pictures have been released of the Celebrity Big Brother house before its launch next week.

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Giant Haystacks feels the wrath of Big Daddy in January 1984

Seconds away... for return of the golden days of televised wrestling

For generations of ‘World of Sport’ fans Saturday afternoon meant wrestling. Stars like Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks were loved by millions. ITV has commissioned a wrestling special to air on New Year’s Eve. Wrestling commentator Greg Lambert looks back at a golden age for sports entertainment
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The big showbiz quiz

Big showbiz quiz 2016

From dancing politicians to showbiz bust-ups, 2016 has been a busy one in the world of celebrity.

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Carrie Fisher with author Alan Jenkins

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies days after heart attack aged 60

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died in hospital, days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight.
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